The houses in Amsterdam are built on pilings and, because the piling settle, the houses shift with time. As a result, all the older buildings are a bit crooked. How the windows and doors in some of these houses can continue to operate in the crooked walls is beyond me. The Sint Nicolaaskerk is a Roman Catholic church in Amsterdam, built in Neo-Baroque and Neo-Renaissance styles. At the front of the church are two neo-Baroque towers with a rose window between them. The Hotel Di-Ann is an impressive structure composed of five buildings between the Herengracht and Keizersgracht canals.
And so, my European vacation came to an end. I walked the short distance from my hotel to the train station, took the train to the airport and headed back to San Francisco.
SOURCE: Crooked House (Amsterdam, Netherlands), photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 08 Aug 2010.
SOURCE: Sint Nicolaaskerk (Amsterdam, Netherlands), photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 08 Aug 2010.
SOURCE: Hotel Di-Ann (Amsterdam, Netherlands), photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 08 Aug 2010.
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